Assistive technology lies at the heart of people living with disability. It makes life safer, easier and richer.
People living with disabilities are five times more likely to be poor than people without disabilities. In contrast, assistive technology can give people new abilities that help them maintain their independence, employment and social interaction. It is quickly becoming an important part of their everyday lives.
The essence of assistive technology is in its name: technology that assists. This assistance comes in many forms to help people overcome the barriers they may face to accomplish their own life goals and be as productive as their abilities allow. Assistive technology and the professionals who often deliver it play a vital role in the lives of people with disabilities.